October 28, 2013
They knew they were lying ...Topics: Political News and commentaries
'They' being the Obama administration ... and what they knew 3 years ago as they repeatedly lied about it was that 50 to 75 percent of the nearly 14 million people who buy their own health insurance would not be able to keep their policy.
NBC News' Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye is out with the bombshell - 'Obama Admin Knew Millions Could Not Keep Their Health Insurance' (emphasis mine):
President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.Keep reading ...
Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a "cancellation" letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don't meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience "sticker shock." ...
[...] Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, "40 to 67 percent" of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, "the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range." ...
"This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn't keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn't make it either," said Robert Laszewski, of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a consultant who works for health industry firms. ...
As Allahpundit aptly points out, anyway you choose to look at it Obamacare's a direct hit on middle-class wealth in the name of subsidizing the sick and the needy. But rather than sell it that way, as a de facto tax to provide welfare, and risk a political backlash, Obama purposefully chose to lie his ass off in falsely reassuring people they could keep their plan if they liked it.
In other words, the bottom line is that It was a calculated. deliberate, lie ... and everyone with a lick of common sense knew it wasn't and couldn't be true - yet the mainstream media not only let them get away with it but went so far as to help perpetuate the lie.
(OBAMA - "And then I told them they can keep their healthcare plan ... and their doctor!)
And we haven't even gotten to discussing the lie about being able to keep your doctor.
Good lord, it's amazing just how gullible Americans have been about everything Obama!
Posted by Hyscience at October 28, 2013 8:16 PM
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